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Agatsu Philosophy

Masakatsu Agatsu

Translates as “True victory is victory over oneself.” Agatsu refers to this idea of self mastery. This is “beginner’s mind” — maintaining humility, always learning and refining as a student.

Agatsu Core Values

At the heart of Agatsu are these core values, guiding our development and continued operation. They are the essence of what this organization stands for. Health And Wellness First: All choices from programming to equipment are done with the health and wellness of the individual in mind. We are building better bodies and stronger minds, not breaking them. Be Of Service To All: Agatsu programs, events and trainers exist to be of service to others regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation. Any behaviour that violates this philosophy of inclusiveness will not be tolerated.

About Agatsu

If you're looking for the most dynamic and thoughtful training in fitness today, you've come to the right place. Founded in 2002 by Shawn Mozen, Agatsu offers a variety of training and continuing education options for all kinds of athletes -- from the professional fitness trainer to the total newcomer. We are best known for our kettlebell, bodyweight, and mobility focused training. We use any tool that gets the job done: maces, clubs, gymnastics rings, and more. You'll learn to jump, throw, climb, roll, fall, tumble, lift heavy things, and move with purpose. And to do all that with confidence and stability, not fear or pain. While it's important to know how to do a get-up properly, that knowledge alone does nothing to develop a habit of excellence. At Agatsu, you'll learn both -- and more.